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Today's News

  • COLUMN: New research released on speedy drying of hay

    Hay is a significant agricultural crop in Kentucky, with receipts around $150 million in 2009, the most recent year for which data is on file. The Commonwealth typically harvests around 2.5 million acres of hay, the vast majority of which is fescue/grass hay.
    Because hay is important to livestock producers of all types, learning to effectively manage a hay crop for higher and better yields is a critical skill. New research from the University of Wisconsin Extension summarizes how to shorten the harvest window, enhance forage quality, and reduce the chance for rain damage.

  • Nomination period opens today for FSA county committees

    Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers have until Aug. 1 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency county committees.
    FSA county committees make decisions on commodity price support loans, conservation programs, disaster programs, employing county executive directors and other significant agricultural issues.

  • Downed power lines cause fire on Ky. 55

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department responded Wednesday shortly before 11 a.m. to a fire caused by a downed power line located just over the Jefferson County Line at Ky. 55 and Hunt Country Lane.

    Fire Chief Nathan Nation responded to the scene and turned it over to LG&E at 12:10 p.m. The line was sparking and causing intermittent flames and was reported during a thunderstorm with winds and frequent lightning Wednesday morning. Several other downed lines and unconfirmed lightning strikes were reported during the storm.

  • TES Chorus wins big

    Recently the Taylorsville Elementary School Chorus under the direction of music teacher, Erin Kelley, competed in the Music in the Parks Competition at Kings Island.

  • Fire training for school workers

    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department conducted a fire safety training for Spencer County Schools on June 3.

    Members of the custodial, maintenance, Bear Care, and cafeteria staff experienced hands-on training with the proper procedure for using fire extinguishers. Spencer County Schools Director of Operations Brett Beaverson said hopefully none of the school employees will have to use the training, but felt good to know that many employees are trained in using a fire extiguisher.

  • High school recognized for work with exchange students

    The EF Foundation recently recognized Spencer County High School for all of its efforts in working with Katharina and Thibault (T-bo) as exchange students this past school year.  In the picture with three people are Linda Goldy, school counselor, Robyn Baxter, vice principal and Katharina Meissneitzer, an exchange student from Austria.

  • Free meals for children at TES through July 1

    The Spencer County School System is currently participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals are provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children.
    There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals are being provided at Taylorsville Elementary School through July 1. Breakfast is served from 8:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. and lunch is served from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m.
    The meals are provided through the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information or to file a discrimination complaint, call 866-632-9992.

  • COLUMN: Fathers: Be strong

    These days it is out of fashion to encourage men to be strong and courageous, but with Father’s Day coming up I think it is time.  When television shows tend to portray men as sex-starved incompetent children and our elected representatives can’t tell the difference between right and wrong, we have a problem.  Lately, our heroes play basketball or football and we ignore their character if they can score a few points.  We are being taught that strength is just some macho bravado and that courage is out of date.

  • COLUMN: You’re never ‘too far gone’ for Jesus

    As we look at the three letter word ‘sin,’ many people think they have sinned or been so bad in life, there is no way God is going to save them. They are so blinded by the devil and lived for him so long they fail to realize how much God loves them.
    First of all, they need to read:
    “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
    “For there is no respect of persons with God” (Romans 2:11).

  • Grand jury indictments from June 9

    The following cases were heard by a Spencer County Grand Jury:

    William E. Brown, Bagdad, was indicted June 9 on one felony charge of flagrant non-support when he persistently failed to provide support, which he could reasonably provide and which he had knowledge of the duty to provide by virtue of a Shelby Circuit Court order pertaining to his minor child thereby accruing an arrearage of not less than $1,000 and/or failing to make payments for at least six consecutive months.